This week we studied two miracle stories in Acts 9 which have been preserved as a unit in ancient manuscripts: the healing of Aeneas and the raising of Tabitha (a.k.a. Dorcas) from the dead. We examined a variety of similarities and differences in each account and discussed why these two stories were juxtaposed. What truths can we glean from this positioning? We also reframed a common misconception about the economic status of first-century Christ followers.
>> Click to read this week’s passages in KJV, CSB, ESV, NIV: Acts 9:31-43 <<
Acts 9:31-43 ~ Aeneas and Tabitha
Peter travels to Lydda and Joppa with a message of hope and healing.
* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.
There was no PowerPoint this week.
Venn Diagram of the Aeneas & Tabitha Miracles
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Map of First Century Palestine with Roman Roads
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